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Kamen Rider Franchise Gets Ohiru no Shocker-san Manga, Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about Shocker organization's lackeys launches today, with anime debuting 2022

The official website for the Kamen Rider franchise revealed on Thursday that the franchise has a new manga by Study Yu-saku titled Ohiru no Shocker-san (Shocker During the Day) that launched on the same day on the LINE Manga platform, with an anime also planned for the manga in 2022. Both the manga and anime celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary.

The manga centers on the everyday struggles of the lackeys of Shocker, the villain organization in the original Kamen Rider series. The announcement calls November 11 or 11/11 "Iiii Day" as a wordplay on the Shockers' characteristic cry.

The anime project is accepting auditions for singers for the anime's theme song through the LINE LIVE livestreaming app, as well as voice acting auditions for a Shocker lackey through the voice acting livestreaming app Voice Connect.

The upcoming FUUTO PI anime of the Fūto Tantei manga similarly celebrates the franchise's 50th anniversary. The anime will launch in summer 2022, and Funimation will stream the anime. The manga is a sequel project for the 2009 Kamen Rider W (pronounced "double") series.

Hideaki Anno is also working on the Shin Kamen Rider live-action film.

Sources: Kamen Rider franchise's website, Comic Natalie

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